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Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
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Postby ahungbunny » Wed May 09, 2018 6:38 am

chad wrote:i think im just about the only person who did not like the pancake stories


nah, i had the same reaction. his writing is just the opposite of what i want out of fiction, i guess
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Postby ahungbunny » Wed May 09, 2018 6:53 am

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pre-ordered this and picked it up yesterday. i haven't read a new novel at release since the pale king and i'm super stoked

paid close to $30 for it at my local shop to support the scene, then over the weekend i went hard in the thrift shops and got

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all for a grand total of $8.25+tax, lol
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Postby hadlex » Wed May 09, 2018 6:57 am

Good haul. Black Wings Has My Angel is great.
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Postby bongo » Wed May 09, 2018 8:10 am

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yeah just starting this too..
yeaaaaaaaaaaaa american nostalgia love it suburban living civilized families this could be my life
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Postby RIXX » Wed May 09, 2018 9:05 am

just started this, i had no idea edmund white released a new novel last year !

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Postby walt whitman » Wed May 09, 2018 11:09 am

ahungbunny wrote:
chad wrote:i think im just about the only person who did not like the pancake stories


nah, i had the same reaction. his writing is just the opposite of what i want out of fiction, i guess

yeah
wanted to love these but they were a slog
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Wed May 09, 2018 11:14 am

I didn't care for that Pancake collection, either. I'm happy for all those who got something out of it, though!
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Postby lockheed » Wed May 09, 2018 12:23 pm

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finished this morning. really fucking excellent work, hard to put down. recommend to anyone.
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Postby Kenny » Wed May 09, 2018 12:24 pm

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What did you think? I've had it on my kindle unread for ages...
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Postby Dead_Wizard » Wed May 09, 2018 3:00 pm

gonna nab that De La Pava...... shortly
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Postby jenmichaeljarre » Wed May 09, 2018 3:39 pm

In search of lost time (in french) and the sheer beauty of it frequently give me goosebumps while reading it. No one mastered this language like Marcel.
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Postby dmitry » Wed May 09, 2018 3:44 pm

it's the cutest thing when people are on first-name bases with writers
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Postby Kenny » Wed May 09, 2018 6:41 pm

Just finished:
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Definitely will be in my Top 5 of the year (at 30 now!)

Seriously beautiful book that I was reading so fast and also wanted to slow down to stay with it.
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Postby hadlex » Wed May 09, 2018 6:58 pm

Kenny wrote:Just finished:
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Definitely will be in my Top 5 of the year (at 30 now!)

Seriously beautiful book that I was reading so fast and also wanted to slow down to stay with it.


Great book. Have you read Bouvier's "The Way of the World" or any Peter Fleming? More vivid, intoxicating travel writing.
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Postby Seamus » Wed May 09, 2018 7:24 pm

it's so awkward when someone you've just started dating gives you a copy of their favourite book and you hate it
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Postby vivian darko » Wed May 09, 2018 7:26 pm

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the slipway - graham billing
forgotten new zealand novel about an alcoholic who owns a failing ship company and whose life is falling apart. strongly influenced by lowry but the way it presents the protagonist's perspective is surprisingly unique. takes a little patience at the start but very rewarding. hipinion will love this when it gets reissued by nyrb in 2038.

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kassandra and the wolf - margarita karapanou
dumb and bad

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one, no one and one hundred thousand - luigi pirandello

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les guérillères - monique wittig

also been reading
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locus solus - raymond roussel
for like a month now and it sucks. cool image, deadpan pseudoscience, 1001 nights fable, repeat 3000 times. is there anything here?
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Postby vivian darko » Wed May 09, 2018 7:26 pm

Seamus wrote:it's so awkward when someone you've just started dating gives you a copy of their favourite book and you hate it

what was the book
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Postby Seamus » Wed May 09, 2018 7:31 pm

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Seamus wrote:it's so awkward when someone you've just started dating gives you a copy of their favourite book and you hate it

what was the book


Naïve. Super by Erlend Loe. I've only read like 10 pages tbh so I don't actually hate it yet but I am not hopeful
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Postby abs » Thu May 10, 2018 12:16 am

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this was wonderful. thanks abs! got some real recognitions party-scene vibes at times. really fun, funny read!



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Postby warmhouse » Thu May 10, 2018 2:58 am

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About 80% through this. Weirdest book I've read in a while. Just keeps going. Feels like I've been reading it for months.
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Postby bongo » Thu May 10, 2018 8:37 am

damn the lost empress is quite good so far
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Postby cooly » Thu May 10, 2018 8:40 am

abs wrote:huzzah! lad you enjoyed.

ya laddy-o, you enjoyed that book nice and good.
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Postby Kenny » Thu May 10, 2018 8:42 am

I'm reading a collection of Elric stories by Michael Moorcock and they are very fun
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Postby mudd » Thu May 10, 2018 8:44 am

the best moorcock hero is jerry cornelius.

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Postby Guy Incognito » Thu May 10, 2018 10:31 am

here's a bunch of history and stuff i'm reading now

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which is good and taylor-y but i'm listening to the audiobook but wanna look at the footnotes, audiobook history is a lot less satisfying

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can't believe it took me so long to read, knew the outline of the argument beforehand but it's so detailed and fun

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was ok. sorta weirdly thin.

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cause i feel obligated after reading the first book but i like this one considerably less a few chapters in, even as easy reading fiction
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Postby abs » Thu May 10, 2018 8:27 pm

Got my hands on Knausgaard Book 6!!!! :ryan:

It’s enormous. I have no time to read this. But I must.
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Postby Dead_Wizard » Thu May 10, 2018 9:22 pm

vivian darko wrote:also been reading
locus solus - raymond roussel
for like a month now and it sucks. cool image, deadpan pseudoscience, 1001 nights fable, repeat 3000 times. is there anything here?


Nope. This is probably my biggest literary disappointment after having it puffed up to legendary status by some friends. It's just so unenjoyable. Yea cool your lil balloon makes mosaics out of teeth. what's that a prism but for sound? wow. whoa.
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Postby delgriffith » Thu May 10, 2018 9:42 pm

Hello thread here's some of what I've enjoyed reading recently:

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The Manuscript Found in Saragossa - Jan Potocki

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Selected Stories - Robert Walser

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At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom - Amy Hempel

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Why Did I Ever - Mary Robison

Just picked up this and I'm enjoying it so far:

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Acid West - Joshua Wheeler

Debating buying the new Lawrence Wright book about Texas. Has anyone read/enjoyed it?
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Postby abs » Thu May 10, 2018 10:38 pm

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Postby mystery meat » Fri May 11, 2018 12:39 am

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Trollope is sick
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